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Continuing Education

Continuous learning is required to stay competitive in the profession and to serve your clients most effectively. The AIA Continuing Education System (CES) helps you stay up to date.

To ensure the highest quality professional standards, CES Providers complete a comprehensive evaluation. Only CES Providers can offer professional learning units, the hallmark of quality in continuing education and training.

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AECinfo.com has entered into a strategic partnership with AEC Daily (www.aecdaily.com) to provide you with direct access to AEC Daily's many courses that are recognized or approved by 17 different organizations.

AEC Daily is the largest provider of FREE online continuing education to construction professionals. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and credits are automatically submitted to AIA, CSI and other organizations. Architects, engineers, interior designers and other construction professionals rely on AEC Daily to maintain their accreditation with ease.

Latest Courses

An Introduction to Air Control Dampers


Air control dampers are an essential component of a building’s HVAC system, regulating heating, cooling, and ventilation performance. Presented here is an introduction to control, balancing, backdraft, industrial, and multizone dampers; each type plays an important role in the HVAC system. Discussed are damper types, components, and performance metrics. Guidance is provided for damper specification, installation, and maintenance and inspection.

Choosing GFRC Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete: Modern Materials for Classic Design


Since ancient times, concrete mixes and carved natural stone have combined to create substance, beauty, and longevity in our architecture. Glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) was created to ensure that the attributes of concrete and stone continue to be enjoyed but with the efficiency in application that is expected in today’s world of design. This course covers the evolution of GFRC, its applications and how it is custom-created, its advantages, and how GFRC compares to other types of architectural concrete. Prerequisites: No Course Level: Introductory

Featured Course Materials

Featured Course Materials
Preview Description Company Open
Continuing Education
Ceilings That Perform (1.0 hour)
How decorative ceilings tiles can do so much more than look beautiful. To receive one hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU) as approved by IDCEC, read the article, then log in to take the corresponding exam. To earn 1 learning unit (LU) as approved by AIA, read the article, then log in to take the corresponding exam.
Decorative Ceiling Tiles, Inc.Decorative Ceiling Tiles, Inc. Open
Continuing Education
Bulletproof Glass and Bullet-Resistant Barriers (1.0 hour)
Incorporating bulletproof glass into any facility is a sizable investment; however, it is a small price to pay for the protection of human lives. This course illustrates how to maximize that investment by selecting and installing the appropriate system for the threat level and the functional needs of the client. Discussed are UL protection level ratings; types of bullet-resistant barrier systems and their components; planning, production, and installation of systems; security window film vs. bullet-resistant glass; and project security checklists.
Total Security Solutions IncTotal Security Solutions Inc Open
Designing a Modern, Compliant Mail and Package Room
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Centralized mail and package delivery is often a last-minute consideration that causes confusion due to the various compliance and accessibility requirements needed to complete the installation. This course is designed to demystify the process by providing a clear explanation of several mailbox installation specifications, accessibility standards, and design strategies.
Florence CorporationFlorence Corporation Open
Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides a review of exterior aluminum shading device systems, including the components, finishes, and design and engineering considerations, as well as a discussion of how shading strategies contribute to LEED® accreditation.
RuskinRuskin Open
Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of how crystalline technology provides a high level of performance to concrete mixtures, materials, and structures improving their durability and lifespan; and, what design professionals need to know to specify and understand how this chemical technology will enhance building projects.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Open
The Role of Commerical Steel Doors in Resilient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Resiliency is a growing necessity. It is important to understand the impacts on the built environment resulting from natural and manmade disasters and disturbances and to design for those impacts now. Presented in this course is an overview of the benefits of using steel doors as part of a resilient design strategy for applications requiring resistance to blasts, tornadoes, and ballistics.
AmbicoAmbico Open
Cable Railing Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides an overview of horizontal cable railing infill and its advantages, and discusses frame design, prefabricated and custom assembly kits, installation specifications, and special safety requirements.
Feeney, IncFeeney, Inc Open
Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of acoustic door assemblies including their components, features and their role in occupant comfort in both workplace and school environments. This course is part of one or more "Course Collections".
AmbicoAmbico Open
Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides an overview of how crystalline waterproofing technology provides a high level of performance to concrete structures and what design professionals need to know in order to specify and understand how this chemical technology can improve building projects, cut costs and help earn LEED® credits.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Open
Louver Design & Performance:From Basic to Extreme
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of the aesthetics, performance and weather resistance features of a variety of louver designs from the basic to the extreme.
RuskinRuskin Open
Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope - Continuing Education
Provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes.
Mortar Net Solutions®Mortar Net Solutions® Open
An Overview of Pest Bird Deterrent Systems
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of bird deterrent products, along with a discussion of the characteristics of common pest birds, bird problem assessment, and the issues and concerns associated with the roosting and nesting of pest birds. Complete this class for both AIA and state credit as well as qualifying for HSW credit.
Bird-B-Gone, Inc.Bird-B-Gone, Inc. Open
Crystalline Waterproofing Technology: Improving Concrete Durability
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Provides an overview of how crystalline technology provides a high level of performance to concrete mixtures, materials, and structures improving their durability and lifespan; and, what design professionals need to know to specify and understand how this chemical technology will enhance building projects.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Open
Continuing Education
Daylighting Using Skylights and Curtainwall Systems
Provides an overview of achieving daylighting in building design using skylights and curtainwall. This program includes discussions on the basics of daylighting, glazing options, daylighting methods, creative design, and green benefits of daylighting systems.
Major Industries Inc.Major Industries Inc. Open
Entrapment Protection for Motorized Doors
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. Recognizes the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors, and discusses specifying the appropriate sensing edge actuation method and monitoring function to meet design, safety, and industry code requirements for specific building projects.
Miller Edge, Inc.Miller Edge, Inc. Open

Continuing Education Announcements

Continuing Education Announcements
Preview Summary Company Date URL
Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color Trends Reflect Human Touch Sherwin-Williams 2019 Color Trends Reflect Human Touch
Learn more about Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix Color Forecast and other color selection resources at swcolorforecast.com. This immersive experience provides a more contextual overview of each color journal along with information about local Sherwin-Wi...
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Jun 30, 2018 URL
Boon Edam Obtains UL/CSA Certifications for Speedlane Lifeline Optical Turnstiles Boon Edam Obtains UL/CSA Certifications for Speedlane Lifeline Optical Turnstiles
UL Standards 325 and 2593, as well as CSA C22.2 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of doors, turnstiles, gates and access control equipment in the United States and Canada. While all...
Boon Edam Inc.Boon Edam Inc. May 08, 2018 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Sun Control Devices for Energy Efficient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
RuskinRuskin Feb 15, 2018 URL
Ambico offers AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design Ambico offers AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design
Ambico offers an AIA certified CE course on Acoustic Doors and Green Design. Visit our website to take the online course or arrange a lunch & learn presentation for your firm today!
AmbicoAmbico Jan 09, 2018  
Unveiling our all-new Daylighting Academy Unveiling our all-new Daylighting Academy
UNVEILING OUR ALL-NEW DAYLIGHTING ACADEMY
Draper, Inc.Draper, Inc. Sep 08, 2017 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Increasing Concrete Durability and Sustainability with Crystalline Waterproofing
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Mar 13, 2017 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: The Role of Commerical Steel Doors in Resilient Design New Free Online Continuing Education Course: The Role of Commerical Steel Doors in Resilient Design
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program.
AmbicoAmbico Dec 09, 2016 URL
New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Cable Railing Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options New Free Online Continuing Education Course: Cable Railing Assemblies: Prefabricated Kits and Custom Design Options
Free Online Continuing Education Course; 1 hour program. This course provides an overview of horizontal cable railing infill and its advantages, and discusses frame design, prefabricated and custom assembly kits, installation specifications, and specia...
Feeney, IncFeeney, Inc Jun 25, 2016 URL
Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology
Xypex Chemical Corporation offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
Xypex Chemical CorporationXypex Chemical Corporation Aug 23, 2014 URL
Exploring Design Possibilities with Polymer Concrete Exploring Design Possibilities with Polymer Concrete
AIA / CES Lunch & Learn Seminar offered by Duraamen Engineered Products Inc., Skolnick Arch. & Design, July 24th New York, NY
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Jul 18, 2014 URL
  Louver Design & Performance:From Basic to Extreme
Ruskin offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of the aesthetics, performance and weather resistance features of a variety of louver designs from the basic to the extreme.
RuskinRuskin Jan 21, 2014 URL
  Paint 201: High Performance Coatings
The Sherwin-Williams Company offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company Mar 13, 2013 URL
  Designing a Sustainable Masonry Building Envelope
New Continuing Education course. Provides an overview of the design elements, components, and construction techniques that characterize sustainable masonry building envelopes. Sponsored by Mortar Net Solutions.
Mortar Net Solutions®Mortar Net Solutions® Mar 09, 2013 URL
  Cement Board and Exterior Finishing Systems
National Gypsum offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. Provides an overview of cement backer board, features and benefits, and versatile interior and exterior applications with a focus on exterio...
National GypsumNational Gypsum Dec 05, 2012 URL
  Paint 101: Paint and Coatings Technology
New FREE on-line continuing education course offered by The Sherwin-Williams Company at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center.
The Sherwin-Williams CompanyThe Sherwin-Williams Company May 17, 2012 URL
  JPS Engineer Customers: Please Join Us for a Special Lunch and Engineering Seminar
This unique event is a great opportunity to enjoy fine food, meet and mingle with your fellow engineers, and learn more about Earth Shield® waterstop products and their role in Louisiana's environmental sustainability.
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Mar 27, 2012 URL
  Waterstops for Chemical Resistance (PDH Certified) From JP Specialties
Upcoming FREE Feb. 15th Webinar... Earn PDH for Your Engineering License
JP Specialties, Inc.JP Specialties, Inc. Feb 11, 2012 URL
  New Continuing Education Opportunity From Maxxon Corporation
Maxxon® Corporation is committed to developing solutions for a world of floor challenges and educating architects and contractors on how these innovations enhance building safety, sustainability, and overall quality.
Maxxon Corp.Maxxon Corp. Dec 13, 2011 URL
  Düraamen Installers Edge Workshop
2-day hands-on workshop, December 8 & 9 Newark, NJ. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind workshop for concrete flooring professionals!
Duraamen Engineered Products Inc.Duraamen Engineered Products Inc. Nov 11, 2011 URL
  Entrapment Protection for Motorized Doors
Miller Edge offers a new Free AIA Online Continuing Education Course at AEC Daily's Online Learning Center. This course explains the need for entrapment protection devices on motorized commercial and industrial doors and discusses how to specify the ap...
Miller Edge, Inc.Miller Edge, Inc. May 27, 2011 URL

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